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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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GET YOUR TICKETS FOR ALADDIN - OUR AMAZING  8th GRADE MUSICAL 

Purchase your tickets here. Performances on Wed, 3/27 at 6:30pm, Thu, 3/28 at 6:30pm, and two shows on Sat 3/30 at 12pm and 5:00pm. Flying carpets, sword fights, magical genies and wonderful music. You will be transported to a whole new world! Adult tickets are $12 | Student tickets are$5. You can also purchase a well wisher ad, email copy to aladdindealmusical@gmail.com. Encourage your neighbors and friends to come out and see our amazing 8th Grade Musical, Aladdin!


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SHOPPING ON AMAZON?

Don’t forget to use the Alice Deal Community Association’s Amazon storefront when you shop. Using our special Alice Deal Amazon storefront when you shop earns the ADCA a percentage of our sales. Shop here!


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It's time for the Annual Alice Deal Plant and Mulch Sale! thru April 26

Order mulch for delivery now and gorgeous plants for pick up in May. It's so easy.  Order  mulch online and we'll deliver it to your house within a week for FREE. You can also order beautiful spring plants from March 17 to April 5 for pick-up on Saturday May 4 at Alice Deal (or we can deliver for a small fee). Stock up for spring with the ADCA & help grow some GREEN for Deal.


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SMART Boards are expensive, costing approx. $4000 a board and we have more than 100 hardworking teachers here at Deal who need new SMART boards. Ms Neal has set a goal $50,000 for her Fund a Need campaign in 2019. We raised $25,000 last night at the gala which will help us get six new boards. We need your help and support to get to $50K. Every dollar raised will go directly to the SMART Board campaign. Thank you to all those who donated last night!  Learn more about the Smart Board campaign and here's a link to donate.


SUMMER 2019 - RISE Program

Registration for the 2019 Deal RISE Program will open on Monday, February 4 at 9:00 am. Our RISE Program is dedicated to helping students build a bridge from elementary school to middle school.  Click here to register!

VERANO 2019 - Programa RISE

La inscripción para el Programa RISE de Deal 2019 se abrirá el lunes 4 de febrero a las 9:00 de la mañana. Nuestro programa de RISE está dedicado a ayudar a los estudiantes a construir un puente desde la escuela primaria hasta la secundaria. ¡Por favor haz clic aquí para registrar!


SMART TRIP: KIDS RIDE FREE

Students who use Metrorail, Metrobus, and DC Circulator to get to school and school-related activities need to obtain the new Kids Ride Free Program SmarTrip® card. (This is separate from students' DC One Card.) If you would like to request a Kids Ride Free SmarTrip Card, complete the KRF Request Form. This is only for Alice Deal Middle School students. Visit kidsridefree.dc.gov for more, or email naima.chambliss@dc.gov.

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After school activities

After school activities continue this spring! This is a great way to get involved and to meet new friends. All clubs are held from 3:30-4:30 pm unless announced otherwise.* Visit the Clubs and Activities page for a full list of spring clubs, meeting locations, and sponsors.


2018-2019 PARCC Testing

 PARCC testing will begin on April 8th, with the majority of students testing according to the following schedule:

 7th grade: 4/24 – 5/2

8th grade: 5/3 – 5/14

6th grade: 5/15 – 5/22  

 PARCC is the District-wide annual standardized assessment and all students are required to participate.  Testing will take place each day from 8:45-11am.  We ask families to avoid scheduling appointments during the times your children will be testing.  Students will not be allowed to enter a test session late, nor are they allowed to be dismissed from a testing session and return to the test.  Please see Chancellor Ferebee’s letter regarding PARCC testing here.  More detailed information and resources regarding PARCC testing at Deal will be shared in the coming weeks, for now, please review the Chancellor’s Letter to Families about PARCC. The letter is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Amharic at this link.

 

Weekly Bulletin

Principal's Message:
March 17th, 2019

I am looking forward to a great week (and the first day of Spring)!

No Place for Hate

Last week, approximately sixty 6th, 7th, and 8th graders participated in student focus groups with members of the DCPS Office of Equity (Social Emotional Academic Development) to discuss the culture and climate at Deal. Although I have not received the full report from the two interviewers, I was able to have a quick debrief with them. During the debrief, they shared that our students said that one of the best things about Deal is our diversity. I agree. I love that everyday, we educate a myriad of students, each with their own special backgrounds and experiences. 

In a school with such diversity we must be ever vigilant about creating a safe space for EVERYONE. Over the next two weeks, we will use the advisory period to discuss how we can create a no-slur school. As a community, we must continue to create an expectation for a safe, open learning environment free of slurs. Please have specific conversations with your child regarding not using insults related to ability, appearance, culture, gender, home language, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and social class.

Please feel free to share any resources that will support our efforts to make sure our school community is No Place for Hate.

Welcome AP Mitchell

As many of you know, Ms. Stallworth has been on a leave of absence since late fall. I have spoken with her during this time and she is doing well. I truly appreciate the teachers and staff members who stepped up to support our 7th graders during Ms. Stallworth's absence. Fortunately, we have been able to hire a 7th grade assistant principal. Mr. Richard Mitchell joined us a little over a week ago and has already demonstrated a strong ability to build relationships with our students and staff. He has been an awesome addition to our leadership team.

National Junior Honor Society 

On Friday during advisory, we will host a meeting for the 7th and 8th graders who are eligible for induction into the National Junior Honor Society.  The criteria for induction includes:

  • Principal Honors/Honor Roll for three advisories of the year of induction

  • 10 hours of community service

  • No disciplinary concerns (office referrals, In School Suspensions, or Out of School Suspensions)

  • Participation in an extracurricular activity (inside or outside of school)

The following staff members are overseeing NJHS this year: Ms. White, 6th grade counselor; Ms. Monkou, 7th grade counselor; Ms. Travers, 8th grade counselor; Ms. Clark, 7th grade teacher; Ms. Morin, 8th grade social worker; and Ms. Scott, school psychologist.

Annual Asbestos Notification Letters

The Environmental Protection Agency mandates that all local education agencies distribute communications regarding the governance of asbestos-containing materials in school buildings throughout the United States. The Department of General Services (DGS) manages these regulations on behalf of DC Public Schools and has drafted this Annual Asbestos Notification Letter to be shared with the DCPS community. The letter is translated in English, Spanish, French, Amharic, Chinese, and Vietnamese. 
Onward and Upward!

Calendar of Events

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